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"RGDS Podcast" is a retro gaming podcast for retro gamers by retro gamers! We cover everything from the 8bit days all the way up to modern indie retro inspired games.
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Dec 31, 2021

It is with sad news that we hear of the passing of the great and influential American Football icon, John Madden. Please join Matt Aguilera and Matt Lambourne with our RGDS tribute to this legend.

Dec 23, 2021

Join the RGDS festive mood with Kingy and Drisky as they cover 12 Christmassy-themed ZX Spectrum games. It's time to blow the dust off your rubber keyboard and get your kids involved in the 8-bit Christmas spirit.

Games covered are:

  1. Frantic Pengo :https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36581/ZX-Spectrum/Frantic_Pengo
  2. Chrimblast: https://www.jungsi.de/chrimblast-sinclair-zx-spectrum/
  3. Zombos Christmas Capers : https://malcolmkirk.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-unofficial-zombos-christmas-capers.html?m=1
  4. Sprouty : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/35148/ZX-Spectrum/Sprouty
  5. Grumpy Santa : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=32183
  6. Crimbo :https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/25374/ZX-Spectrum/Crimbo
  7. Santos Xmas Adventure :https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/32187/ZX-Spectrum/Santos_Christmas_Adventure
  8. Christmas Cracker : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/18719/ZX-Spectrum/Christmas_Cracker
  9. Merry Christmas From Horace: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=30318
  10. All Present and Correct : https://worldofspectrum.org/archive/software/games/all-present-and-correct-bob-smith-1
  11. Plum Duff : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3774/ZX-Spectrum/Plum_Duff
  12. Percy Penguin:https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/34813/ZX-Spectrum/Percy_Penguin_in_The_Present_Palaver

 

Other Possible Games.

 

  1. Rupert and the Ice Castle: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4276/ZX-Spectrum/Rupert_and_the_Ice_Castle
  2. Sheepy Xmas: https://quantumsheep.itch.io/a-very-sheepy-xmas
  3. Moley Christmas: https://worldofspectrum.org/archive/software/games/moley-christmas-your-sinclair

16. Toofy's Winter Nuts:https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/28158/ZX-Spectrum/Toofys_Winter_Nuts

 

Show notes:

Astro City Mini:- https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B09NRQ8SF7/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_HE6A2TDC8BB3Q329X7EB?fbclid=IwAR1cnCXZHxMaR3bhhmUWmORjM2rVfzHiDrQoKHuAfQ4obwUYofwYVsExo3U

 

Amiga Mini:- https://retrogames.biz/thea500-mini

 

 

 

Dec 2, 2021

 

Join Matt Aguilera in his first interview of a retro God for the first time in a few years. It's an honour to have Gold2th gaming, a YouTuber with old school comedy vibes with a touch of Tupac and a sprinkle of music parodies guaranteed. The discussion is all about Gold2th's current retro gaming pickup obsession and his unique story telling technique

You can find Gold2th's channel here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyT7zNoO-GiWw_FU2C2F9A/featured

 

 

Nov 5, 2021

October 15th/16th 2021 saw the team make their pilgrimage to Arcade Club in Bury. They were joined by a host of friends and had a great weekend playing games and chatting away. Tune in to hear all about it - including listener contributions.

Show notes

Z-Exemplar Episode

https://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/lets-play-z-exemplar

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/HzGAZ5FV7u

 

 

 

 

Sep 26, 2021

Kingy and Ric return to the beat-em-up genre and follow on from the last episode. This time round, the lads cover much more lesser known games in this amazing genre.

Games covered:

Growl - 1990 - Taito

Violent Storm - 1993 - Konami

Night Slashers - 1993 - Data East

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs - 1993 - Capcom

The Ninja Warriors - 1994 - Titus

Shin Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio-Tachi no Banka - 1994 - Technos

Sengoku 3 - 2001 - SNK

Viewtiful Joe - 2003 - Capcom

 

Show Notes:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ7-4ldPqdA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uEL94eibKE

 

Nightlashers Remake news - https://www.destructoid.com/night-slashers-remake-retro-arcade-forever-entertainment/

 

 

Aug 27, 2021
Join Matt  and Drisky as they go through some classic games featuring the music of the music wonder Yuzo Koshiro.
 
Pre Show Chat:
RGDS Listener Meetup on 16th Oct at Arcade Club in Bury 
 
Games Covered:
Revenge of Shinobi (Mega Drive):
GamePlay:  Link    Soundtrack: Link

Act Raiser (SNES):
GamePlay: Link Soundtrack: Link

Streets Of Rage / Bare Knuckles (Mega Drive):
Gameplay: Link Soundtrack: Link

Streets of Rage - Title Music - Link
Soul to Soul - Get a Life- Link

Super Adventure Island (SNES):
Gameplay: Link Soundtrack: Link

Streets of Rage 2 / Bare Knuckles 2 (Mega Drive): 
Gameplay: Link Soundtrack: Link

Streets of Rage 2 - 1-1 : Link
Bass Value - Do You want to Party?  : Link

Streets of Rage 3 / Bare Knuckles 3 (Mega Drive):
Gameplay: Link Soundtrack: Link

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 (Arcade):
Gameplay: Link Soundtrack: Link

198X (PC, PS4, Switch):
Gameplay: Link Soundtrack: Link

So come on our Discord channel and play through these games with us today.

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

Aug 13, 2021

Remember those days when gaming compilations were something to be excited about. Well, with the help of our listeners, Drisky and Kingy discuss the most popular gaming boxsets of this bygone era.

 

Notes -

Little Book of Soundchips

https://fusionretrobooks.com/products/the-little-book-of-sound-chips-vol1?variant=39368939765854

 

https://c64audio.com/collections/books/the-little-book-of-sound-chips

 

Jul 16, 2021

Welcome to another fantastic episode were we look at the often maligned and derided in it short life.   But for RGDS towers we love the console, seeing it as a vanguard into CD gaming and showing the art of the possible, with some fantastic and eclectic titles that never found life anywhere else.

So come and join Matt L, Matt A and The Drisk as we discuss through some of our fondly remembered games and console memories.

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

Jun 26, 2021

Join hosts Kingy and The Drisk as they go over some real classic Spectrum games with their compiled RGDS 6-Pak.

 

Games in this episode are:

Fantastic Voyage

Software Star

Gunfright

Dynamite Dan 2

Cobra

Dan Dare 2

Show notes:-

Papers Please game - https://store.steampowered.com/app/239030/Papers_Please/

Retro Virtual Machine - https://www.retrovirtualmachine.org/en/

 

 

Jun 3, 2021

Join Garron and Drisky as they go through some classic Gameboy games.

So come on our Discord channel and play through these games with us today.

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

 

 

May 16, 2021

Summer is here, and in celebration of that Kingy, Drisky and Garron reminisce over the fine balance of gaming vs holidays in this anecdote driven episode. Whether it was a holiday in the UK, or one in foreign shores, the lads were sure to still get their gaming fix.

Apr 25, 2021

Join Kingy and Drisky as they go through some more arcade Hidden gems you need to play.

So come on our Discord channel and play through these games with us today.

Games featured in this episode:-

Bongo - Jetsoft 

Boogie Wings - Data East

Ninja Baseball Batman - Irem

FAST LANE - Konami

Puzzle Action Tant R - Sega

SHUUZ - Atari

 

 

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

 

Show Note:

Memory Engine - By Gary Walkden book

 

 

Apr 2, 2021

In this episode Ric and Kingy cover some of their favourite games on the Atari 8-bit systems, and in particular, the 800XL.

Show notes - 

 

Street Fighter 2 Documentary

https://sf2doc.com/?fbclid=IwAR0hfHUXbL5rWpwWl0TBA-ut0tmSuH-ulkkDE2eiuVF6myyy7BYcQbCX77E

8-bit memories episode

https://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/257-8-bit-memories

Goonies remake

https://computeremuzone.com/ficha.php?id=810&l=en&sec=remakes

Altirra emulator

http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html

 

 

 

Mar 20, 2021

Come and join Kingy and Drisky as they burn some rubber and play some of PlayStation racers less talked about today.

Amazing PS1 emulator called DuckStation: https://github.com/stenzek/duckstation/releases

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

Feb 26, 2021

In our latest episode of RGDS, Ric and Kingy cover Retro Remakes. The chosen list covers a host of re-imaginings of classic 8-bit era games. They all have been given some polish to bring them up to date with the modern age (and that’s just the show hosts).

 

Remakes featured in this episode:

 

Manic Miner

http://retrospec.sgn.net/game/mm

 

The Pyramid

https://archive.org/details/The_Pyramid

 

Klass of 99

http://retrospec.sgn.net/game/ko99

 

Empire Strikes Back

https://archive.org/details/1EmpireStrikesBackMinion

 

Jet Set Willy Online

https://archive.org/details/swizzle_demu_Jsw

 

Ghostbusters

https://archive.org/details/Ghostbusters_Remake

 

Space Fury

https://tardis.dk/wordpress/?page_id=50

 

Potty Pigeon

https://archive.org/details/swizzle_demu_Pp

 

Cybernoid 3

http://www.spacetimegames.co.uk/iframe/c3.htm

 

 

 

Show Notes:

Ric’s Youtube page

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGjlGli7QC4YhLtAGrm1GiQ

 

Pug Fugly Games

https://itch.io/profile/pugfuglygames

 

Kingy’s terrible Pyramid remake

https://archive.org/details/pcramid

Xentrix Ghostbusters video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFob3FZA7qg

 

 

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

 

 

 

Feb 13, 2021

¡Ay, caramba! the RGDS boys have a new podcase out and this time looking at some of the best (and worst) Simpson and Futurama video games ever released. 

So come join us as we go through some of these classic video games.

Don't forget if you want to reach out and give your own memories and thoughts then reach out to us on our Discord channel here... 

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

This will be also where we put the show links to all items covered in our episode.

Jan 24, 2021

Join Drisky and Kingy as they take you through six of our favourite game on the ill-fated Mega CD or Sega CD.   So come join us as we take you through these amazing games.

Jan 10, 2021

Yes its time to buckle up and take a ride with some of the other amazing lesser talked about Amiga Racing games worthy of your time.  

So join Drisky and Kingy as they go on a nostalgic nitro fuelled trip through some of these amazing Amiga racers.

Don't forget if you want to reach out and give your own memories and thoughts then reach out to us on our Discord channel here... 

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

This will be also where we put the show links to all items covered in our episode.

Dec 14, 2020

As the year comes to an end, The Drisk and Kingy sit with a beer (or two) and intersperse Arcade Hidden Gems: Vol 3 with some festive memories.  Join the lads as they go through Merry Driscoll’s choice of seldom spoken about arcade goodies.  All at RGDS would like to wish all of our listeners a Merry Christmas and a better New Year for 2021.

 

Show notes.

 

The Drisk’s YouTube channel, featuring  A-Z top 5 of arcade games

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDrisk/videos

 

The RG350P retro handheld console

 

https://droix.net/collections/classic-gaming/products/rg350p-retro-gaming-console?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8dH-BRD_ARIsAC24umaVzq3zXpCbbtL5UryuKiLKcxzI4FW08Q74AQ4J2o596dTLbqUsW-caAiJXEALw_wcB

 

Games played in this episode

 

Fever SOS:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV3d-jIWgAk

 

Hammerin’ Harry:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GP3EoxU3xk

 

Asterix:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LhEovW4Uqw

 

Gals Panic S Extra Edition:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH5LVctRuuY

 

A.B Cop:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxabHEsEaWY

 

Heavy Smash:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QCD8u-3YTw



Nov 20, 2020

Yes, we thought at RGDS towers it will be fun to do a show talking through some of the Gaming Turkeys of years past that squat in the memories of Drisky and Kingy...

So sit back and enjoy as we take you through these infamous and terrible games.

Show Notes:

 

Bikers ZX Next Game

https://cavern.games/

 

Renegade III - recoloured

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36471/ZX-Spectrum/Renegade_III_Recoloured

 

Target Renegade Recoloured

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36470/ZX-Spectrum/Target_Renegade_Recoloured

Pacland Recoloured

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36469/ZX-Spectrum/Pac-Land_Recoloured

 

Kim Justice docu - Rise of the Robots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4udiQq5gpY

Nov 6, 2020

Join Garron and Kingy as they go back to the origins of their love for gaming and how it stayed with them through to present day. Expect nostalgia, anecdotes and and schemes they devised to feed their gaming habits.

Why not hop in to our Discord Channel and let us know your own gaming life.

 

 

Oct 23, 2020

Yes here at RGDS spooky towers we thought  it would be fun to go through some spooky and horror games.  As we have done a few of these in the past, we decided to go a bit more modern looking at games from the late SNES and PS2 era of gaming.

So put on your best trick 'n treat garb and join us through these spooktacular video games.

So come and reach out to us on Discord and chat through with like minded people and ourselves all about Retro gaming.

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

Hope to see you soon.

Oct 9, 2020

Come join us back to the totally radical 90's, when Sega was king and taking the World by storm with all their ground breaking 3D arcade games.

The Sega Model 2 Arcade Board was special, with games such as Daytona, Sega Rally and Virtua 2 to name but a few... So come join Aaron White and Paul Driscoll as we wax lyrical about this special time in gaming and all of our hearts.

Come say hi on our RGDS (Retro Gaming Discussion Show) Discord channel for show notes and catching up with us and our listeners.

Sep 26, 2020

In this fantastic episode, Drisky and Kingy cover the great early period of the ZX Spectrum - 82-84.  From mail order games to ones from upstart companies that became industry giants, the lads have it covered.  Join in as they go through their chosen list.

 

Show notes

Launchbox

https://www.launchbox-app.com/

 

The Retro Hour Podcast episode on text adventures

https://theretrohour.com/text-adventure-games-history-ep238/

 

Adventuron

https://adventuron.io/

 

A Guide to ZX Spectrum Games book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077RLWTKP/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

Spectaculator

https://www.spectaculator.com/

 

Oliver Twins Website

https://www.olivertwins.com/

 

WOS Classic

https://worldofspectrum.net/

 

Spectrum Computing

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/

 

Hey Matthew song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Jb9aTSoSc

 

Rise and Fall of Imagine Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hmItsUvyhM

 

ComCon configurable interface

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=1000070

 

Outro music Hey Matthew by Aaron White

Sep 6, 2020

Get those balls polished and join us for another fantastic episode of RGDS.  Yes Kingy and Drisky are looking at games with trackballs and Spinners.  So join us as we go through some all time classic games

X-Arcade: https://shop.xgaming.com/products/x-arcade-tankstick-trackball-usb-included

Mayflash 300 - arcade stick: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mayflash-F300-Arcade-Fight-Joystick/dp/B019MFPLC0/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mayflash+f300&qid=1599387628&sr=8-1

Video Tour of Arcade Club: https://youtu.be/8o4ZcV0t_z8

Kensigton with Orbit Ring Trackball: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Orbit-Mouse-ergonomic-ambidextrous-Sapphire-Blue/dp/B002Q42S4E/ref=sr_1_3?adgrpid=52572632589&dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkdL6BRAREiwA-kiczOf8fI6HiXbb3SwGJ6YHSaeIpK_e06gDta__2ObMAib8ZPhPcgAixxoCOtEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=259043908211&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045517&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17016366982645344268&hvtargid=kwd-316360756243&hydadcr=24354_1753692&keywords=kensington+orbital&qid=1599387744&sr=8-3&tag=googhydr-21

Atari Vault Collection on Super Sale right now on PC:
https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/atari-vault-complete-pack

Ultimate Guide To Videogame History by Steven L Kent:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-History-Video-Games-Pokemon-ebook/dp/B003FCVF6I/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=steven+l+kent&qid=1599387792&sr=8-2

 

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